President Leopold Senghor of Senegal made a brief visit to Ghana on Sunday (15 April) on his way to attend meetings of the Economic Community for West Africa in Abidjan.
GV Aircraft taxiis
SV Acheampong waits
SV Flag on aircraft
SCU PAN Acheampong walks up aircraft steps & greets senghor at top
SV Officials wait
SV Two presidents down aircraft steps
SV & CU Both presidents on saluting base (3 shots)
LV Senghor reviews guard of honour (3 shots)
SV Senghor introduced to local officials
GV Crowd wave
LV PAN TO Presidents drive off past Welcome to Ghana sign (2 shots)
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Background: President Leopold Senghor of Senegal made a brief visit to Ghana on Sunday (15 April) on his way to attend meetings of the Economic Community for West Africa in Abidjan. President Senghor held talks in private with Colonel Ignatius Acheampong, Ghanaian head-of-state, and several officials. the talks centred on matters of mutual interest with emphasis on economic co-operation. With President Senghor were Mr. Moustapha Niasse, permanent secretary to the president, Mr. jean Baptiste Henry, a technical adviser and his son, Mr. Guy Senghor. The economic meetings he was to attend from Monday were for discussions among community members; Ivory Coast, Mali, Senegal, Mauritania and Upper Volta. while in Ghana. President Senghor reviewed an honour guard and had lunch at the castle in Accra.
SYNOPSIS: On Sunday, at Ghana's Kotoka International Airport, Colonel Ignatius Acheampong, Ghanaian head-of-state, greeted the President of senegal, Leopold Sedar Senghor. Mounting the steps of the aircraft, the Ghanaian leader greeted President Senghor, who stopped over in Ghana on the way of economic meetings in Abidjan. As well as Colonel Acheampong, the Senegal leader and his party were met by important local officials, and members of the Ghanaian cabinet. Both leaders took the salute from the reviewing stand for a military parade arranged in honour of President Senghor's visit. A military guard of honour had turned out at the airport and President Senghor reviewed it. He was on route to the meetings of the Economic Community for West Africa. The community is a grouping of the Ivory Coast, Mali, Senegal, Mauritania and Upper Volta. President Senghor, seen here being introduced to local officials who turned to meet him, brought a four-man delegation with him. It included his permanent secretary, Mr. Moustapha Niasse and a technical adviser, Mr. Jean Baptiste Henry. An enthusiastic crowd waved as Colonel Acheampong and President Senghor drove off to the official palace for luncheon and private talks. Talks were believed to centre on economic co-operation in Africa, development and other matters of mutual interest. Colonel Acheampong escorted the Senegalese leader to his plane following the talks.